The policy environment is the key to progress in agricultural development and poverty alleviation. This is why the CAADP is focusing on improving agricultural policy processes, including promoting the engagement of key stakeholders.
Rwanda was the first country to adopt the CAADP process, having signed the CAADP Compact in 2007. The revised Plan for the Strategic Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA II), developed with CAADP support.
Ethiopia signed a CAADP Compact in September 2009 and, with the support of experts engaged through CAADP, immediately set about preparing its Policy and Investment Framework – a roadmap for Ethiopia's agriculture and rural development over the next decade.
The primary objective of the CAADP mutual accountability process is therefore to provide ongoing incentives to CAADP Partners to effectively deliver on their commitments and thereby achieve substantive impact on poverty and hunger.